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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

click2005 Re:"Terrorist" is the new "witch." (274 comments)

You forgot filesharers.. they tend to get lumped in together. Copyright infringement must be a gateway 'witch' or something.

about three weeks ago

Judge OKs Class Action Suit Against Apple For E-Book Price Fixing

click2005 Re:Legal Action Hasn't Worked (88 comments)

Slap on the wrist? I bet any settlement includes the text "Apple admits no wrongdoing".

about three weeks ago

State-Sponsored Hacking Attacks Targeting Top News Organizations

click2005 Re:... And? (19 comments)

The problem is that Google seems to be routinely reading the email accounts of people working at 'Top News Organizations'. This isn't just random automated scanning but a deliberate invasion of privacy.

about three weeks ago

Kaspersky: Mt. Gox Data Archive Contains Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

click2005 Re:Really? (169 comments)

Bitcoin is not an insured bank, gone means gone with no legal recourse. Yes, skimmers exist. Credit card companies have far more protection against fraud. What is your 'pro Bitcoin' arguement again?

US Dollars are also not a bank or a credit card company so why are you trying to compare a form of currency to something its obviously not?

about a month ago

Tor Is Building an Anonymous Instant Messenger

click2005 Re:The problem with IM services... (109 comments)

I've often wondered why there aren't more apps that can encrypt your voice during a call.

about 2 months ago

Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

click2005 Re:Who put the bomp (480 comments)


about 2 months ago

Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

click2005 NSA/GCHQ (480 comments)

What are your views on the recent NSA activities and how do you think it will change free software & the internet?

about 2 months ago

Bitcoin Exchange Value Halves After Chinese Ban

click2005 Litecoins (475 comments)

I guess this why Litecoins halved from $30 to $15 each too.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

click2005 Re:Need more information (497 comments)

I try to get them to hang up on me. I tell them i'm more than happy to speak to them.. once I have the address to send the invoice. I'll talk as long as they want but I charge £200 per hour.

about 5 months ago

Brazil Announces Secure Email To Counter US Spying

click2005 Re:Good Luck With That (165 comments)

If I was the NSA I'd get anti-virus vendors to add backdoors. Its software that routinely accesses all your files at odd hours of the night.

about 6 months ago

Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

click2005 Re:Overall right but unlikely to happen (410 comments)

They should include flash storage on their new controller containing a Live SteamOS distro.

about 6 months ago

Valve Announces Steambox, Sort Of

click2005 Re:Not gonna happen (252 comments)

No, if you buy a game on Steam you get it for Linux, Windows & Mac (if its available on those platforms).

about 7 months ago

Majority of Enterprise Customers Finally 'Migrating Away From Windows XP'

click2005 Re:"Modern desktops" LOL (246 comments)

I bet "modern desktops" includes Linux & OSX but MS wont talk about that.

about 7 months ago

Can the iPhone Popularize Fingerprint Readers?

click2005 Re:To be honest (356 comments)

Also being unconscious, arrested or having your finger cut off will give full access to anyone who needs it.

about 7 months ago

Researchers Release Tool That Can Scan the Entire Internet In Under an Hour

click2005 Re:doesn't add up (97 comments)

I'd assume they meant 16.7% of UPnP devices but even then the number seems low.

about 8 months ago

Other Agencies Clamor For Data NSA Compiles

click2005 Re:2 points (144 comments)

The copyright industry just weren't offering to pay enough for the data.

about 8 months ago

Chinese Firm Huawei In Control of UK Net Filters

click2005 Re:Expert Advice (148 comments)

I have a problem with this. The wall over here (Hadrian's Wall) is a pathetic and useless thing, more like a fence and while it fits with the effectiveness of this system its still rubbish so I propose we call it the Great Firewall of Cameron.

about 9 months ago

After LinkedIn Clues, FOIA Nets New Details On NSA's ANCHORY Program

click2005 Re:Fees and "news" (75 comments)

It shouldn't be that hard or expensive, they already have lots of computers to search for data.

about 9 months ago

Apple and Amazon End Lawsuit Over the Term 'App Store'

click2005 Re:Sure that's the reason (79 comments)

Without admitting they were wrong (as usual).

about 9 months ago



ACSLaw gets more of fines than rights holders

click2005 click2005 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

click2005 (921437) writes "ACS:Law, the controversial London-based solicitors' firm involved in making copyright claims, keeps about 40% of the payments made by alleged filesharers, while rights holders receive between 20% and 30%, research by the Guardian has revealed."
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China might not be behind the attacks on Google

click2005 click2005 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

click2005 (921437) writes "An error-checking algorithm found in software used to attack Google and other large companies circulated for years on English-speaking language books and websites, casting doubt on claims it provided strong evidence that the malware was written by someone inside the People's Republic of China."
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